conchuela

noun

con·​chu·​e·​la
ˌkänchəˈwālə
plural -s
: a flat bright green bug (Chlorochroa ligata) that damages wheat, potatoes, and garden crops in the western U.S.

Word History

Etymology

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, small shell, diminutive of concha shell

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“Conchuela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conchuela. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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